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Old 24 May 2004, 03:57   #11
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if coming into dockland on friday watch out try to make it to the slip after
11 am and before 3 pm as the traffic around cotten street and the A13 is
the worst before and after those times . one morning i took my rib back to have the fuel line fixed
went through the blackwall tunnel At 8.00 Am on a monday the stress was so bad i came back over the dartford bridge its very bad no one will give you a inch of space they cut you up and would crash into your rib and not care london rush hour is not a place for a rib on the back of a car i should know
i have been driveing from abbey wood to canary wharf from 1989 its bad
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Old 24 May 2004, 04:02   #12
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I would probably have to drive down from Cornwall late on Friday so I do not think that traffic should be too bad (I hope).
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Old 24 May 2004, 04:10   #13
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after 6.30 pm all the rat racers would have gone home and it will be a lot better i would say a trip up the thames is a very cool day out we had a lot
of fun when the sub 5m had a go

is it biboa only members for that cruise
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Old 24 May 2004, 04:12   #14
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It is a BIBOA cruise and I do believe that you are supposed to be a member.

So why not join?
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Old 24 May 2004, 04:18   #15
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after 6.30 pm all the rat racers would have gone home and it will be a lot better i would say a trip up the thames is a very cool day out we had a lot
of fun when the sub 5m had a go

is it biboa only members for that cruise
Daniel. Yes you do need to be a BIBOA member - for insurance purposes and because frankly if the club goes to the bother of organising a cruise then IMHO you should be a member to join in (Can you tell that I used to be Cruise Coordinator?? JK persuaded me........... )
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Old 24 May 2004, 06:06   #16
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can under stand biboa are going to the bother of arranging it so members only.
i will come down and wave you off then
can,t see the point in joining at this point as most events are miles away from
me and i can,t see what other things the club has to offer i may be wrong
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Old 25 May 2004, 02:50   #17
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Daniel. Yes you do need to be a BIBOA member - for insurance purposes and because frankly if the club goes to the bother of organising a cruise then IMHO you should be a member to join in (Can you tell that I used to be Cruise Coordinator?? JK persuaded me........... )


Alan can i ask a really stupid question.......what insurance ?

Surely we all go boating with our own insurance dont we so what extra does BIBOA insurance cover ?

I and the sub 5m gang organise trips out and cruises all the time and anyone's welcome anytime.....oh and we dont charge for organising them either ! IMHO of course

Sorry just being facetious
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Old 25 May 2004, 04:30   #18
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Daniel. Yes you do need to be a BIBOA member - for insurance purposes and because frankly if the club goes to the bother of organising a cruise then IMHO you should be a member to join in (Can you tell that I used to be Cruise Coordinator?? JK persuaded me........... )


Alan can i ask a really stupid question.......what insurance ?

Surely we all go boating with our own insurance dont we so what extra does BIBOA insurance cover ?

I and the sub 5m gang organise trips out and cruises all the time and anyone's welcome anytime.....oh and we dont charge for organising them either ! IMHO of course

Sorry just being facetious
Don't really want to get in to this again cos I had my fill of it whilst on t' committee, but the insurance is liability insurance for the clubs officers and cruise organisers should you sue them cos you went out in a force n and injured/maimed/killed yourself or someone close to you.

I'm not particularly commending BIBOA membership to anyone - yer makes yer own choice. You can get a helluva lot of cruising just through RIB.NET but I have also personally got a lot out of being in BIBOA also so its upto you whether you think its worth spending the money on!
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Old 25 May 2004, 04:35   #19
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Thanks for the reply, i wasn't intending to cast aspertions on BIBOA in any way as i happen to think anything to do with RIBs and cruising is a good thing, for me though with my small boat i dont think i have a place with BIBOA, maybe one day when i do have a big fast boat i might join some of the cruises.

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Old 25 May 2004, 07:30   #20
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Does your BIBOA membership fee cover this form of launch and recover ? or is the membership solely for insurance in case i die and decide to sue everyone there

We launch at Poplar, its free to launch, the parking was free its all states of tide and the guy that launched and recovered us even provided lunch and beers what more could you want
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